The last winter was difficult and overlong, so it came with little surprise that the new season was welcomed with open arms. Though it’s still generally cold, spring is still a welcome change from the ice and frost of the past season. The bad news is, while spring in St. Louis is marginally better than winter, it still gets its fair share of extreme weather.
After a windy but quiet morning, strong to severe thunderstorms developed Monday afternoon in central Missouri and began to move to the northeast. Heavy rain, lots of small hail, and numerous lightning strikes came through with the storms. A few areas, like Montgomery City, MO, reported larger hail, near golf ball size.
As the storms moved into Illinois, some rotation was seen in the low hanging clouds in Madison County. That led to a Tornado Warning for the storm as it tracked northeast along the I-55 corridor.
As the stormy weather moved east of the region Monday evening, St. Louis will see dry time overnight into early Tuesday. Then showers wrapping around the back side of the large Midwest storm system move into St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.
It seems like St. Louis can’t catch too long a break from the bad weather, so the best thing you can do is make sure your property can keep up. This is why it’s a good idea to call your trusted St. Louis roofers for regular comprehensive inspections. Routine inspection and maintenance helps them spot and repair damage before it worsens, allowing you to save money. To truly maximize the benefits of regular roof care, hire a licensed and insure contractor with an excellent local reputation.
There are many roofing contractors in St. Louis, but Jacob Sunroom & Exteriors sets itself apart with its 35+ years of experience in the local roofing industry and focus on quality. In fact, the contractor adheres to the motto “Where Quality Counts.” Call them for a free estimate and see what Jacob Sunroom & Exteriors can do for you and your property today.
(Article Excerpt from “Storms sweep through St. Louis, several reports of large hail”, FOX 2, April 28, 2014)